Shareef Sarhan
Gaza Lighthouse — 2020

“To take that which has been destroyed and to turn it into a literal ‘beacon’ of hope is very powerful.”

Gazan artist Shareef Sarhan

The American composer, lyricist and playwright Jonathan Larson said that the opposite of war is not peace; it is creation. Shareef Sarhan built a working lighthouse in Gaza’s harbour made from construction materials collected from the rubble of bombed buildings.

I have never been more impressed or moved by a piece of public art. To take that which has been destroyed and to turn it into a literal ‘beacon’ of hope is very powerful.” James Walmsley

You can follow Shareef on Instagram at @shareef_photo_art

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